In this age driven by digitization of nearly everything, online is the place to be for businesses, if they want to not only survive but thrive and prosper in the highly crowded market crawling with competitors. If one follows the recent trends and statistics, one will see that online sales are increasing each year at a tremendous rate and now are the high time for businesses to get into the eCommerce express and make the most of it, before the train leaves the station.
WooCommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms out there to set up a shop online. The cherry on top is that it runs on WordPress and hence is totally free to use. Initiating WooCommerce at your WordPress website is just step one. Just like setting up a shop at the real world where one has to decorate and customize that shop to lure in customers, WooCommerce needs to be customized to be made usable and provide users with optimal user experience that in turn will encourage them to buy and spend. The answer to that is Plugins.
Below are list of 5 great plugins that will add value and extend functionality of WooCommerce to present users and buyers with an optimal shopping experience:
Business is all about making people purchase your product. You can urge and ease customers to buy a product in many ways like adding a bunch of product photos, product description and user reviews etc. Another way is to add a product enquiry Plugin.
The Product Enquiry for WooCommerce Plugin adds an enquiry button to every WooCommerce Product Page. Using this button a potential customer, can send you an enquiry or request a quote for a product he is unsure of purchasing. By addressing his enquiries or quote requests, you can convert an unsure customer, into a buyer.
When buying online customers have certain queries regarding the products, as can be seen in ‘buyer questions’ areas of Amazon and eBay. With Product FAQ’s Plugin you can add the same functionality in your ecommerce website.
WooCommerce Product FAQs allows visitors to ask questions about specific products, get answers, and view other threads. It also allows you, the store owner, to manually add questions to specific products.
WooCommerce Image Zoom
A fixture in all prominent ecommerce website is the Image Zoom functionality, i.e. whenever a user hovers over the product image a close up zoomed shot of the area highlighted appears in the side, allowing the user to have a detailed and closer look of the product.
WooCommerce Image Zoom allows you to magnify product images and set zooming feature easily and quickly. It’s premium version WooCommerce Image Zoom PRO comes with an advance setting panel. So you can configure the magnifier as you need. Its light weight, plug and play and very easy to use Plugin, perfect for your ecommerce website.
The road to a sale starts with grabbing eyeballs. With a custom slideshow of products you can grab the user’s attention as well as flaunt and showcase your products. The Product Slider Plugin does just that.
WPB WooCommerce product slider comes with two different themes for different style product slider for your WooCommerce shop. It can show latest, featured, category, tags and selected products slider. With this plugins short code you can show the product slider anywhere on you site. It has custom widgets for showing products slider in the sidebar and settings to customize the product slider. It’s mobile responsive. Its features make this Plugin number one free WooCommerce product slider.
WooCommerce Wishlist is a simple but powerful tool that can help you to convert your site visitors into loyal customers. There are many situations when customers can’t buy a product at this time or simply don’t want. Possibility to save products for later encourages users to return to your site and after all, make a purchase. Adding products to Wishlist is easy and convenient so it may also force your customers to buy even more products than they planned.
Users can share their wishlist, for example, to help their friends choose a gift for upcoming holiday and so on. By sharing their Wishlists, they are bringing you new potential customers. All in all this increase amount of your site visitors, conversion and as a result sales.